Marten has over 15 years of experience in system security research in both academia (MIT and UConn) and industry (Philips Research and RSA Laboratories). At MIT he was part of the team that introduced the first circuit realizations of Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) which received the A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electronic Design Automation (ACM & IEEE) in 2015 as well as the Most Frequently Cited Paper award at the Symposium on VLSI Circuits in 2017, and the team that designed Aegis, the first single-chip secure processor that verifies integrity and freshness of external memory which was selected for inclusion in “25 years of International Conference on Supercomputing” in 2014. His work on a simple and efficient Oblivious RAM received a best student paper award at CCS 2013. The IRIS authenticated file system with proofs of retrievability received the NYU-Poly AT&T Best Applied Security Paper Award, 3rd place, 2012. Marten is associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers and the IEEE Transactions on Trusted and Dependable Secure Computing.

Broad Interests

  • System security
  • Secure processor architectures
  • Hardware security
  • Cryptography
  • Natural computing